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Energy (42% less energy): Reduced window to wall ratio; reflective paint for external walls; insulation of roof and external walls; energy-efficient air conditioning system; energy-efficient heat pump for hot water; solar hot water collectors; and energy-saving lighting for internal spaces, common areas and external spaces. Water (22% water savings) : Low-flow plumbing fixtures for washbasins and kitchens and water-conserving water closets. Materials (36 % less embodied energy in materials): Cellular lightweight concrete blocks and a thinner, in-situ reinforced concrete slab for floor slabs and roof construction
Construction21 is a collaborative platform dedicated to building professionals, to help them discover and develop new ways of sustainable building. Initially developed with the support of European Union (IEE project), Construction21 platforms are managed by non-profit and academic organizations closely linked to building sector in each country.